How to Wear Dresses in Fall

By Thursday, October 9, 2014 0 Permalink

10 Stylish and Chic Walk-In Closet Interior Design Ideas | How to Wear Dresses in Fall

photo via: Interior Idea I’d love to spend some time in this closet and put together some fall outfits.

I haven’t done one of these collective posts in so long. Back in the day: circa 2012, I would put together these long style posts focused on a theme (two memorable posts of this variety include Anchors Aweigh and Retro Cool) and occasionally I’ll get nostalgic for this format. At times I feel like blog posts can be too specific – like only dresses or only a certain brand, or even an outfit post with a very particular set of components. I don’t always feel inspired by that and sometimes prefer to share a general vibe or theme across a few pieces that individually might seem like they were picked on a whim, but yet somehow come together in a cute outfit. Basically instead of showing a specific complete look, I want to inspire you with a general sense of how certain types of pieces could come together. This time around I’ve decided to show you how to wear dresses in fall. I’ve seen a ton of skirt + boots combinations and even more jeans + boots combinations, but what about dresses? Since it’s still early fall the layers are lighter and you can choose to go with or without tights but here are two early fall outfits that you can wear as the weather changes.

Outfit 1

Free People Floral Mesh Lace Dress in Scarlet | How to Wear Dresses in Fall

Free People Floral Mesh Lace Dress in Scarlet – This dress comes in a variety of colors and since it’s such a beloved piece it’s offered in different colors from season to season. Don’t like burgundy? Try cream or a bold blue.

Free People Hooded Biker Leather Jacket | How to Wear Dresses in Fall

Free People Hooded Biker Leather Jacket – I love leather jackets but unless you’re wearing a hoodie underneath how are you to avoid autumn drizzle? This gives you the best of both worlds.

Rebecca Minkoff ID Cuff Bracelet | How to Wear Dresses in Fall

Rebecca Minkoff ID Cuff Bracelet – This outfit doesn’t require much jewelry as the lace is meant to be the showstopper, so a simple but bold cuff is the perfect accent.

Wolford Miss W 30 Denier Support Tights | How to Wear Dresses in Fall

Wolford Miss W 30 Denier Support Tights – There’s something really sexy about sheer tights. I’ve loved opaque tights for years but this is a great transitional tight for fall weather that also adds visual contrast between the boots and jacket.

Dolce Vita Peninsula Boots from Anthropologie | How to Wear Dresses in Fall

Dolce Vita Peninsula Boots from Anthropologie – Yes, it’d be so easy to select a pair of booties for this dress but high boots are so hot right now.  This pair fits with the layers of this dress, but if you happen to have a pair of over the knee boots in your closet then by golly wear them.

Outfit 2

Anthropologie Dune Lines Dress | How to Wear Dresses in Fall

Anthropologie Dune Lines Dress – This fitted dress is the perfect segue into fall with longer sleeves and hemline. It would be easy to bundle up this dress and still look really cute.

Anthropologie Faux-Fur Shawl Vest | How to Wear Dresses in Fall

Anthropologie Faux-Fur Shawl Vest – My initial thought for this outfit was a fitted cargo jacket but once I saw the fur on this vest I knew it was the dramatic piece I needed. The fur collar is detachable. Bonus!

J.Crew Pearl Drops Charm Pendant | How to Wear Dresses in Fall

J.Crew Pearl Drops Charm Pendant – Like the previous outfit you don’t need much jewelry but you’re welcome to add as much as you like. I prefer a simple but stunning pendant like this one from J.Crew.

Seychelles Keystone Booties from Anthropologie | How to Wear Dresses in Fall

Seychelles Keystone Booties from Anthropologie – Booties for fall! I’m sure you all have a pair (or two) that would be appropriate for this outfit but I really love the cognac leather here. It’s a bit unusual and would even look great if you decided to go with an army green jacket instead of the fur.